Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference


Thursday, 2 March 2023


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
4600 Wels/Austria


English, German

What is it all about?

  • Energy security through the energy transition
  • New regulatory framework
  • Energy flexibility
  • Innovation

2023: Energy Efficiency = Energy security!

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Conference Fees

  • 110 Euro for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference (2 March)
  • 370 Euro for all WSED conferences (28 February - 3 March)

All fees include conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


2 March

14.00 Accelerating the industrial transition

The energy crisis is putting industrial production under pressure. Transforming industry quickly is imperative for economic survival. We present policies that support the transition to net-zero industries.

  • EU policies for a climate neutral industry
    Eric Lecomte, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Programmes for the industrial energy transition
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria

15.00 Innovation platform for the industrial transition

The industrial energy transition needs innovation! This session presents pathways and technology options to fast-track the transformation.

  • Zero emissions by 2050 in emission-intensive industries
    Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
  • Energy storage supporting the industrial transition
    Andreas Hauer, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, Germany
  • No-regret hydrogen for industry
    Paul Münnich, Agora Industry, Germany
  • Industrial DC grids
    Timm Kuhlmann, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany

16.30 Inspiring examples from and for the industry

Industry insiders share success stories and show how companies are taking action and leading the way in the industrial energy transition.

  • New Energy for Industry: successful solutions from NEFI
    Thomas Kienberger, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • Climate neutrality at the world‘s largest producer of bricks
    Johannes Rath, Wienerberger, Austria
  • Energy efficiency first at BMW Steyr
    Mario Nussbaumer, BMW Steyr, Austria
  • Super-ESCO: unlocking energy efficiency potentials
    Faisal Ali Al Rashid, Supreme Council of Energy, United Arab Emirates
  • Energy innovations for industry from start-ups
    - Matthias Huber, OmegaLambdaTec, Germany
    - Angelina Bintoudi, Optimems, Greece

18.00 Conference end

19.00 Evening programme

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